Critic Consensus: "Chapter 4" reintroduces some classic American Horror Story chills while providing answers to epic questions and hinting at links to prior seasons.
Critic reviews for Chapter 4
You'll recall that last week I mentioned that "Roanoke's" biggest sin so far was that it was boring. The good news is that "Chapter 4" brings some of the old "American Horror Story" magic.
It may just be all the Lady Gaga, but this felt like the most satisfying and scary hour AHS: Roanoke has delivered yet.
Shelby and Matt reneged on their agreement with the erstwhile Thomasyn White in "Chapter 4" Wednesday, setting the stage for more of the kind of supernatural shenanigans for which the word "Croatoan" was apparently invented.
It does seem that the one that has the first five episodes reflecting elements of each previous season has already more or less come to pass, what with the mention of the Mott family in this episode.
American Horror Story Season 6 Episode 4 was the televisual equivalent of reading a speculative history paper about the vanished Roanoke Colony. To rephrase: There was so. Dang. Much. Exposition.
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